Walleye Searchers of Minnesota and Navionics Team Up To Update Mississippi River Cartography
Jun 4th, 2014 by OutdoorsFIRST
Modified Jun 4th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
Mississippi River cartography is ever changing through man made changes, such as dredging and natural causes like seasonal floods. This summer Navionics is working with the Walleye Searchers of Minnesota using the Navionics SonarChartsTM program to generate updated charts that reflect the significant shoreline and bathymetric changes. Remapping the Mississippi River is part of Navionics mission to offer the most accurate charting available.
The Walleye Searchers of Minnesota is a nonprofit organization with the objective of bringing together people that are interested in learning more about Walleye fishing. The club fishing takes place mainly on the historic Mississippi River between Red Wing, MN and Wabasha, MN including Lake Pepin and its many diverse backwater areas along the way, with trips to lakes such as Mille Lacs Lake.
The club activities include club tournaments, family fishing outings, educational, and conservation opportunities. The club also hosts many community functions ranging from donating rod and reel combos to local youth organizations to the Take a Vet Fishing outings.
“Walleye Searchers of Minnesota is excited to be working with Navionics helping to provide the latest sonar updates possible. We are hopeful this data will provide all anglers with the most current information on Pool 4 of the Mississippi River and other local bodies of water.”
Mike Utley, President – Walleye Searchers of Minnesota
During the project Navionics Marine Specialist Kirt Hedquist will be working with the Walleye Searchers by collecting sonar logs gathered by club members. The sonar logs collected will be uploaded to Navionics.com and integrated into the SonarChartsTM layer within several Navionics products.
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